Family Art Day

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery offers FREE admission and programs to visitors of all ages on the last Sunday of each month from 12 pm to 5 pm!

Next Family Art Day: November 24, 2019

 

Guided tours:

1:00 - 2:00 pm English

2:00 - 3:00 pm French 
(please meet at the Welcome Desk beside the elevators)

Free activities:

12:00 - 5:00 pm Art Cart, Marion McCain Atlantic Gallery
See the beautiful traditional beadwork and basketry on display, and create your own bracelet.

12:00 - 5:00 pm Harriet Irving Gallery
Ned Pratt inspired photo collage. Use the elements of design to create your own photo composition.

12:00 - 5:00 pm RBC Learning Centre
‘Living Lightly on the Earth’ with Brilliant Labs

Brilliant Labs will be hosting sustainable art activities inspired by the PEI Ark. These activities blend fine art, design and technology. Explore natural pigments, architectural design and sustainable energy.

Brilliant Labs is a not-for-profit, hands-on technology and experiential learning platform based in Atlantic Canada.  We support the integration of creativity, innovation, coding, and an entrepreneurial spirit within classrooms and educational curricula.

12:30 - 5:00 pm Education Room
Mixed media maquettes with Peggy Holt

In honour of the 60th anniversary of the gallery we invite you to create your own mini-gallery with collage papers, plasticine, and paint!

Peggy Holt is a retired high school art teacher from Leo Hayes.  She has travelled and painted across Canada, several times.  She has also painted Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary.  Peggy’s favourite medium is watercolour, but she loves experimenting with many others.

12:30 – 5:00 pm Sobey Youth Art Space
Please Touch the Paintings by Bliss Carman Middle School class 7D

Please Touch the Paintings gives you an interactive tour of 7D’s paintings in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Each piece is based on an original artwork in the gallery’s permanent collection. By placing your finger on the metallic pin located on the painting, then placing your finger from your other hand on ‘ground’ metallic pin on the box on the wall, you complete the circuit and can listen to the coded audio file created by the student artist in which they discuss their inspiration. In collaboration with Brilliant Labs!

Free Artist Demonstration

12:30 - 3:30 PM Elizabeth A. Currie Gallery on the Green

I-Chun Jenkins has been creating fibre art using different mediums for the past 28 years. A few years ago, concerned about the environment, she decide to start using pages from recycling magazines as the basis for the delicate and amazing works she currently creates. Her work is included in the 2019 Marion McCain Exhibition of Atlantic Art.

I-Chun will be showing the intricate techniques she uses to create these one of a kind pieces of art. The detail and patience required along with the controlled breathing will make for an interesting demonstration of her unique skills.